Shareholder Activism Catching Fire In Europe, Asia

By Chelsea Naso (May 16, 2016, 2:44 PM EDT) -- With shareholder activism now firmly rooted in the U.S., hedge funds on the hunt for the remaining viable targets are increasingly launching campaigns in Europe and Asia, a trend aided by a cultural shift toward increased shareholder engagement in those regions, experts say.

Activist campaigns rose around the globe, with North America, Australia, Europe and Asia all recording an increase, according to a recent report by Activist Insight. While North America remains far above the rest as the most active region, the largest percentage increases marked in Europe and Asia, where the number of campaigns rose 30 percent and 73 percent,...

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